Altered Stories Ministry is a Christian Women’s Podcast Talk Show para-church ministry. We exist to help women share their God stories via podcasts so women across the world can hear them.
Altered Stories Ministry is established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Overland Park, Kansas.
Altered Stories Ministry helps women share their God stories so women across the world can hear them.
As Christians, we believe that the most loving thing we can do is share who Jesus is with an unbeliever. Evangelizing helps us also grow in our faith and in Christ.
Sandy Williams serves on the Board team as Board Vice-President. She graduated from Regis University, Denver with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Business Management. She is also a certified Project Management Professional through Project Management Institute. She serves God by serving her family, friends and serving elsewhere as God leads her. She believes that we are put on this planet for a purpose, His purpose, and when we are about His business we can be happy and in peace, no matter the conditions or controversies in our lives. Sandy has a heart for Women's Ministry and for serving God! She is a wife of 44 years with two beautiful daughters, and four fantastic grandchildren. She lives with her husband in Slaton, TX. She attends church in Lubbock, Texas. She is a retired software development project manager; work that she still does part-time. She is the founding President for PMI (Project Management Institute) West Texas Chapter. Her God story is that she was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in 2013. Since that time she has refused to let this disease take over her life. With God's help, she is making a difference by serving in educational and charitable efforts.
As Christians, we believe that the most loving thing we can do is share who Jesus is with an unbeliever.
Evangelizing helps us also grow in our faith and in Christ.
Brenda Kerls will be serving in the role of Volunteer Board Secretary.
Brenda serves as the Global Program Director of Supporter Engagement at Compassion International in Colorado Springs, Colorado and been with Compassion for 23 years. She holds a Master’s degrees in Organizational Leadership from Azusa Pacific and a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Management with emphasis on Christian Leadership from Colorado Christian University. She chose to work at Compassion because of the mission and my love for children.
Brenda is passionately in love with Jesus and serving others. Before Compassion she spent 13 years as a District Manager in sales and four years at a school district in Risk Management, focused on Workers Compensation.
In her free time, Brenda leads a Bible Study, attends Air Force Hockey games, watches thought-provoking and scary movies and love to fellowship with friends around good foods and games. She is a lover of people and enjoy speaking into their lives, encouraging them in their faith and professional walk. She also mentors a young lady through Big Brothers and Big Sisters, mentors several professional women and serves as a coach within her organization.
One of her greatest joys in leadership is to come alongside others; allowing them to see their gifts, abilities and how God can use them in His work.
She believes all are Kingdom laborers together and desires to enable others to be the most effective laborers they can be.
“Sometimes God redeems your story by surrounding you
with people who need to hear your past, so it doesn’t
become their future.” – Jon Acuff
Financial management and/or oversight. A Treasurer may manage or oversee the management of the financial affairs of the organization, often including such basic tasks as selecting a bank, reconciling bank statements, and managing cash flow. In some organizations, the Treasurer may also be responsible for investing funds consistent with applicable laws. The Treasurer should be knowledgeable about who has access to the organization’s funds and any outstanding bills or debts owed. The Treasurer should create and maintain systems for ensuring the organization’s ongoing solvency and oversee the development of the organization’s financial policies. Helpful policies to consider include check signing authority, expense reimbursement, credit card usage, and petty cash policies, if applicable. Budgets. The Treasurer may be responsible for preparing, or facilitating the preparation of an annual budget, as well as regularly monitoring and comparing the actual revenues and expenses incurred against such budget. The development of a budget that supports the organization’s goals and drives decision-making is an important part of an organization’s success in effectuating its mission. The budget should be reviewed and approved by the board, however, the Treasurer should be prepared to explain and justify the document.Reports. The Treasurer should have thorough knowledge and understanding of the organization’s financial reports and important financial ratios. The Treasurer should keep the board apprised of key financial events, trends, and concerns, and her assessments of the organization’s fiscal health. The Treasurer is also generally responsible for completing, or ensuring the completion of, required financial reporting forms (including the IRS Form 990) in a timely manner and making these forms available for the board’s review.Financial Liaison. A skilled Treasurer should be able to translate financial concepts and information for board members who do not have financial backgrounds or substantial financial experience. The Treasurer should spend time learning the particulars of the organization’s finances and the applicable laws, which may include laws related to earned income, the unrelated business income tax, appropriate expenditures, and prudent investments. The Treasurer can be most effective to the board when she is facilitating and encouraging the board’s strategic thinking about the short and long term financial vitality of the organization in relation to its advancement of the organization’s mission.
Part-Time Volunteer Executive Director Positions Reporting to CEO/President Job Summary The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission, vision and financial objectives. The Executive Director position takes 20-30 dedicated hours per week but may require longer hours at times. The President/CEO delegates responsibility for oversight and management of day-to-day operations to the Executive Director, and the Executive Director has the authority to carry out these responsibilities in accordance with the direction and policies established by the Board. The Executive Director provides direction and enables the Board to carry out its advisory functions. Together, the Executive Director and volunteer team ensure Altered Stories Ministry accomplishment of its mission and vision, and the accountability of its constituents. In mission, policy, and planning, the Executive Director will: Provide relevant documentation so the Board can monitor and evaluate Altered Stories Ministry service to the community, its effectiveness, and its results. Keep the Board informed on the status of Altered Stories Ministry health as an organization and ensure transparency between staff and the Board. Identify problems and opportunities and address them; bring those that are appropriate to the Board; facilitate discussion and deliberation. Inform the Board and its committees about trends, issues, problems, and activities in order to facilitate policy-making. Recommend policy positions. The Executive Director will also co-host Altered Stories Show podcasts with the President/CEO and will help with guest vetting and interview scheduling. The Executive Director will inform the Board of developments in human services, not-for-profit management and governance, and philanthropy and fund development. In governance, the Executive Director will: Ensure that the organization has an achievable, consistent, and efficient long-range strategy. Provide leadership in developing program, organizational, and financial plans with the Board of Directors and Staff, and carry out plans and policies authorized by the Board. Promote active and broad participation by volunteers in all areas of the organization’s work. Ensure that the organization complies with legal requirements including maintenance of official records and documents, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. In communications, the Executive Director will: See that the board is kept fully informed on the condition of the organization and all important factors influencing it. Establish and coordinate sound working relationships and cooperative arrangements with community groups and organizations. Represent the programs and point of view of the organization to agencies, organizations, and the general public. In relations with staff, the Executive Director will: Provide general oversight of all Altered Stories Ministry activities, manage the day-to-day operations (including IT, media, sales, marketing), and assure a smoothly functioning, efficient organization. Provide direct supervision of the volunteers. Be responsible for the recruitment, volunteer commitments, and release of all staff/volunteers. Ensure that job descriptions are developed, that regular performance evaluations are held, and that sound human resource practices are in place. See that an effective management team, with appropriate provision for succession, is in place as the organization as the organization grows. Encourage volunteer/staff development and education and assist program staff in relating their specialized work to the total program of the organization. Maintain a climate which attracts, keeps, and motivates a diverse team of top quality people, who are endeavored to further Altered Stories Ministry mission statement. In budget and finance, the Executive Director will: Be responsible for developing and maintaining sound financial practices. Work the CEO/President or Board Treasurer in preparing a budget; see that the organization operates within budget guidelines. Work with the Board Treasurer to ensure financing to support short-and long-term goals. Conduct official correspondence of the organization, and jointly, with designated officers, execute legal documents. In community relations, the Executive Director will: Fund-raise, oversee fundraising events, plan conferences and participate in marketing to facilitate the integration of Altered Stories Ministry into the the community. Act as an advocate, within the public and private sectors, for issues relevant to Altered Stories Ministry, its services, and constituencies. Listen to volunteers, donors, patrons, sponsors, and the community in order to improve services and generate community involvement. Assure community awareness of Altered Stories Ministry response to community needs. Serve as chief spokesperson for assuring proper representation of Altered Stories Ministry to the community as required. Requirements/Election: Executive Director may not hold any other staff position while holding the Executive Director title. The Executive Director is elected for two years. Must live in/near the Overland Park area.
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